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EFF wants appeals court to reject the court order against 2600

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2001 2:23

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that court decision in August 2000 against website 2600 didn't consider all the legal aspects of the DeCSS program.
Case, which was ruled in August 2000, was against website called 2600. MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) claimed that 2600 is breaking the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) allowing people to download the code of DeCSS program.

DeCSS is a program that allows people to decrypt DVD copy protection scheme, called CSS. It was developed by Norwegian teenager, so he is not sued in this case.

Now EFF claims that court failed to understand that DeCSS can be used also for legal purposes, such as backupping movies (in most of the countries this is allowed), making short trailers or just to study the CSS protection.

They're going to bring the case to 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. EFF is expecting that many human right and free-speech organizations will join to this case by filing their amicus briefs to the court.

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